A bank takeover robbery planned just the night before at a party after the alleged participants complained they were all broke was derailed in a dramatic confrontation in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of downtown Manteca.
LATHROP - Eric L. McKinney, 24, of Lathrop was charged with five felonies by sheriff's deputies Tuesday in connection with a sale of drugs to a 12-year-old female student.
LATHROP - Some 3,000 pounds of dog food was stolen from Diamond Pet Food on Harlan Road in Lathrop sometime between April 3 and April 6, sheriff's deputies reported.
Danielle M. Smith, 24, of Manteca, was tracked from the Manteca Target Store near Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue to the Ross store at Daniels Street and Airport Way Friday afternoon before she was arrested on charges of theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen check.
A Manteca inmate in county jail awaiting formal sentencing for auto theft was given extra charges this week due to a diligent community service officer in Tracy who took extensive fingerprints inside a stolen car.
Parolee-at-large Eric Law Jr, 25, of Manteca was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. Monday after he was seen getting into a reported stolen vehicle parked in the 700 block of North Grant Street.
Manteca Police found a pot garden on the second floor of a Chadwick Square home in northwest Manteca Tuesday afternoon that yielded 229 mature plants and 75 younger seedlings.
A 74-year-old Lathrop man, reportedly seen driving erratically Tuesday morning, was followed onto Highway 99 by a delivery van driver and arrested by motorcycle officers for driving under the influence, police said.
Manteca Police detectives and members of the County Auto theft Unit called Delta Ratt using technology and old fashioned police work were able to locate and arrest Coy Lyn Mendoza, 26 of Manteca on a variety charges.
Four parolees were arrested for drug charges and violation of their parole during a Manteca Police sweep Thursday.
RIPON – Ripon Police officers arrested three auto burglary suspects on Wednesday.
TRACY – Bail was raised to $1 million on Wednesday for a 39-year-old Tracy substitute teacher accused of molesting his students.
A 42-year-old woman sustained head injuries after being struck Monday evening in the 100 block of Pestana Avenue in East Manteca by a hit-and-run driver.
Joshua Johnson, 23, reportedly pled guilty to one count of auto theft with a prior in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court Tuesday morning and will receive three years in prison -- not the maximum seven years.
RIPON - The loss of a wristwatch in November of 2007 put a Ripon armed robbery suspect back in jail this week.
Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.
The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants.
It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.
Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.
A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.
A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.
Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.
A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Seventeen-year-old Zachary Hurlburt Erhardt made his first appearance in the San Joaquin County Superior Court Thursday charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis.
The adults who were in the Magna Terra home just north of Doctors Hospital where 11-year-old Hunter Davis was shot in the head, were arrested by Manteca Police officers Tuesday afternoon and charged with child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm, according to the Sheriff's website.
An alleged truck thief was in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday not realizing he was about to run into three casually dressed law enforcement veterans in his effort to flee from a mad farmer shortly before 3:30 p.m.
The 11-year-old boy that has remained in critical condition since he was shot in the head with a small-caliber bullet at a house party two weeks ago has died.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man believed to have exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday afternoon.
Circumstances were what they were and Justin Davis knew that.
STOCKTON – Brandon Gann never showed up to his in-laws house alone.